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Spider-Man Does Whatever A Spider Can In First PS4 Footage

Posted on June 13, 2017 by Rae Michelle Richards

It has been awfully quiet on the Spider-Man front as of late. Oh sure, there is a huge co-produced Marvel & Sony Pictures film coming out next month but I meant in terms of Insomniac’s web-slinging simulator announced at E3 2016. A year later and Sony closed their press conference last night with an [X] demo, surely they were hoping to wow the crowd by recreating Spider-Man’s signature moves in video game form.

The demo picks up with Spidey taking on a series of henchmen on the inside of an unfinished skyscraper. Spidey dodges, leaps and performs acrobatics exactly like you’d expect someone with superhuman reflexes to react – seamlessly going from launching a henchman up in the air with a high kick, only to web-shoot him out the window mid-jump a split second later. All of this action is broken up by a mid-demo FaceTime conversation between Spider-Man and an imprisoned Kingpin. All of these henchmen that Spidey have been laying waste to are actually trying to take down Kingpin’s assets while he’s imprisoned and if Spidey wants to discover the true identity of this criminal mastermind Spider-Man will have to rescue Kingpin’s men and save the high-rise. Without giving away the climactic action sequence towards the demo’s end or the surprise post-credits reveal, it looks like Insomniac’s Spider-Man is going to be worth the wait until it ships sometime next year.


PS4 Pro Enhanced Announced, 4K Videos Available

Posted on September 12, 2016 by Ellen McGrody

Horizon: Zero Dawn on PS4 Pro

PS4 Pro Enhanced

Following last week’s PlayStation Meeting, Sony announced more details about the PS4 Pro. In addition to adding 4k game videos to their YouTube channel, Sony confirmed details concerning PS4 Pro Enhanced. Acting as a new labeling system for game releases, the new logo implies a game uses some or all of the features of the new console.

As discussed last week, the Pro offers graphical enhancements to existing and upcoming PS4 titles. Enhanced will mean that a game takes advantage of any combination of these tweaks. A Pro Enhanced game will offer 4K resolution, HDR capabilities, and/or higher frame-rates. Older titles can offer software updates with these features. Newer games will come with this label on packaging or on PlayStation Store pages.

Because of Polygon‘s reporting, we know developers won’t be able to charge for Enhanced upgrades to older titles. In addition, as Enhanced can entail HDR lighting, users of the original PS4 and the new Slim model will benefit as well.

Gameplay videos are available from Horizon: Zero Dawn, Mass Effect Andromeda, and more. You can view every 4K PS4 Pro video on Sony’s playlist. Note that you’ll need Chrome in order to view 4K YouTube videos on your computer.


PS4 Pro Announced at PlayStation Meeting

Posted on September 7, 2016 by Ellen McGrody

PS4 Pro announced, launches November 10th

PlayStation4 Pro announced, launches November 10th

Sony officially unveiled the much-rumored PS4 Pro at today’s PlayStation Meeting. The PS4 Neo improves performance and offers higher resolution graphics. A new, slimmer base model will accompany the PS4 Pro’s launch in November.

Insomniac Games's Spiderman shown running on PS4 Pro

Sony’s Mark Cerny demoed the console’s 4K graphics with games such as Horizon: Zero Dawn and Mass Effect Andromeda. Because the console features enhanced hardware, games will be able to employ higher resolutions and greater detail. In addition, HDR lighting is coming to all PS4 models via a software update.

PS4 Pro will make its debut on November 10th for $399.


Next Ratchet & Clank Features Tower Defense

Posted on July 19, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

James from Insomniac Games published a guest post over at the PlayStation Blog outlining some brand new features coming to their latest game, Rachet and Clank: Full Frontal Assault. While the game returns to the classic third person, behind the player, combat we’re all used too – Insomniac has also introduced a new tower defense mechanic.

In addition to the addition of tower defense mechanic, which will hopefully be further detailed in the future,  the game also adds the ability to chose between 3 different heroes – Ratchet, Clank, or Captain Qwark and an online mode.

Head over the PlayStation Blog for additional info, or check out a few new screenshots after the jump.Read More


Insomniac Announces New Ratchet & Clank Game

Posted on May 30, 2012 by Andrew Minott

Today Insomniac Games announced that subsequent to the upcoming HD remake bundle of their decade-old series, they will be launching a new downloadable title this holiday season called Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault.

Intended to provide an experience more like the classic PS2 games, FFA will bring a return “to the series’ classic feel, camera, controls and weapons.” The game will also include some kind of unspecified multiplayer component. Like 2008’s Quest for Booty, Full Frontal Assault will be available only as a downloadable title on the Playstation Store.


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